Maxed Out! A Creative Director's Memoir
The author, a former creative director for a leading interaction design agency, will give a short reading from her book, "MAXED OUT: American Moms on the Brink," (Seal Press, Sept. 2013), then lead a short discussion about women, creative professionals, and work/life balance.
About the book—MAXED OUT tells a deeply personal story about “having it all,” failing miserably, and what comes after. Along the way, Alcorn weaves in surprising research about the dysfunction between our work and home lives, and the consequences to women’s health. Mothers are breadwinners in two-thirds of American families, and yet, as Alcorn explains, the American workplace is uniquely hostile to the needs of parents. Ultimately, she offers readers a vision for a healthier, happier, and more productive way to work and live.
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- What's wrong with the American workplace?
- What particular issues make it hard for creative professionals to balance career and family?
- Is it possible to succeed as a creative professional, and have a life? How?
- What inspiration can we draw from others who are balancing a creative profession and family?
- Where do men come into this picture?
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